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Project Eternity - Sorcerer's Place Fundraiser?

Discussion in 'Pillars of Eternity' started by Taluntain, Sep 16, 2012.

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Would you donate to immortalize Sorcerer's Place in Project Eternity?

  1. No, sorry

    12 vote(s)
    24.0%
  2. Yes, in the range of $5-24

    16 vote(s)
    32.0%
  3. Yes, $25

    8 vote(s)
    16.0%
  4. Yes, in the range of $26-49

    5 vote(s)
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  5. Yes, $50

    3 vote(s)
    6.0%
  6. Yes, $75

    1 vote(s)
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  7. Yes, $100

    4 vote(s)
    8.0%
  8. Yes, $150

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Yes, $175+

    1 vote(s)
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  1. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    To help ensure that Project Eternity meets all its stretch goals and to immortalize the Sorcerer's Place community in the game (e.g. via a NPC, weapon, artifact, or a combination of these), we're gauging the level of interest in such a donation drive.

    If you'd like to see this happen, please VOTE IN THE POLL and specify how much money you'd be willing to donate for this purpose. This is NOT going to happen unless there is some worthwhile support for it from our users, so please SPREAD THE WORD about the poll to anyone that you think might be interested!

    We would need to raise a minimum of $1000, but the more we raised, the more "SP" content would end up in the game.

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    Update: Since enough of you have voiced your support for this fundraiser, we have decided to go for it!

    --->>> DONATE HERE <<<---
    !! Only donations made via the above donation link count towards the Project Eternity fundraiser !!

    [​IMG] The option to add a note with your donation shows on the "review your donation" page, just before you finalize the donation. It looks like this: [+] Donation Notes (example circled in red below)

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    [​IMG] When you click on the [+] button or the "Donation Notes" text link, it expands and allows you to type a message to send with your donation. Please list your BoM user name in the donation notes so that we know who to thank!

    If you would like to donate towards covering the Sorcerer's Place expenses instead (or additionally), you can do so HERE.

    FAQ:

    Q: So what is this "Project Eternity" anyway?

    A: Project Eternity is an isometric, party-based CRPG set in a new fantasy world developed by Obsidian Entertainment. For more information, please view the video and read the details about the game at the Project Eternity Kickstarter page and Marceror's excellent The Official, Unofficial, BoM Project Eternity Information Thread.

    Q: Is Sorcerer's Place going to get rich from all this fundraiser money?

    A: No. Sorcerer's Place is collecting the fundraiser money merely for the purpose of forwarding it to the Project Eternity Kickstarter as a single "Sorcerer's Place community" donation. We won't keep a dime of it. In fact, we're going to contribute our own money to it as well!

    Q: How much money are you aiming for?

    Our initial goal is $2000 USD. Depending on how fast we manage to reach this sum, we might announce a larger "stretch goal" of our own. ;)

    Q: What's in it for me?

    You mean the knowledge that you've helped immortalize the Sorcerer's Place community in what's bound to be a great new CRPG from the creators of such gems as Planescape: Torment, Arcanum, Icewind Dale & Baldur's Gate series, etc. is NOT ENOUGH? Sheesh!

    Well, how about we also give you a 3-month SPS account (or extension) if you donate $25 or more? Done!

    You'll also get our undying (undead?) gratitude, as well as an ETERNAL LISTING OF YOUR USERNAME ON THIS PAGE. That's how everyone else gets to see how awesome you are. Ha!

    And best of all, the top 30 donors will also get a digital copy of the game (should they require it). At present, this means that any donation of $20 or more will also get you a copy of the game! Please note, however, that as more people donate, the limit for inclusion in the top 30 will also rise.

    We'll also reward you with a unique PE achievement icon, visible in all your forum posts!

    Q: How much should I donate?

    Well, obviously the more the better! But any sum is welcome - you're free to choose.

    Q: What is the community getting out of all this?

    Our initial goal of $2000 gives us 3 possible options:

    Option #1:
    Option #2:
    Option #3: A combination of option #1 and #2.

    What we'll end up going with is yet to be determined, as are all the details.

    Q: How long is this fundraiser going to last?

    At least until the time that Obsidian's own Kickstarter campaign ends, so until October 16, 2012.

    Q: What do I do, I've already pledged directly to the Project Eternity Kickstarter?

    A: You can always revoke your pledge there and join our collection if you feel like it. Or, you can donate here as well. However, please realize that we will most likely NOT be able to secure a copy of PE for everyone who has donated via our own fundraiser, but the copies that we do get, we will distribute among the most generous donors.

    If you've enjoyed the community & content on Sorcerer's Place that we've been providing you with since 1999, please consider donating to this fundraiser to show that we're still going strong!

    Q: OK, but I still have a question that's not covered here.

    A: Then post in this thread or PM Taluntain.

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    THE GREAT LIST OF AWESOME DONORS TO THE SORCERER'S PLACE PROJECT ETERNITY FUNDRAISER:

    • Atmer
    • Beren (top donor!)
    • Blackthorne TA
    • Blades of Vanatar
    • Eero Salonen
    • Guillaume Laurent
    • hannibal555
    • Harbourboy
    • Ineth
    • joacqin
    • Kim Bo Rasmussen
    • LeFleur
    • Marceror
    • Master of Nuhn
    • Montresor
    • Myrkul
    • Nakia
    • olimikrig
    • Paracelsi
    • Rahkir
    • reepnorp
    • Rotku
    • Robert Liu
    • Scot
    • Sebastian Ruecker
    • Splunge
    • Swordsman
    • The_Curt_Jester
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2012
  2. olimikrig

    olimikrig Cavalier of War Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    I could donate 100 bucks, though not until October. When would this donation drive be expected to end?

    Tbh I'd rather my donation money went into SPs coffers, but it would be kinda cool if we could get enough to have a little piece of SP in the game, in some form or another. So if I can wait until October with donating and people are interested, then I'm game.
     
  3. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    The official Kickstarter collection ends in 30 days, so ideally we'd get our fundraiser done by October 16.
     
  4. Beren

    Beren Lovesick and Lonely Wanderer Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    I can do a $100.
     
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    If PayPal is an option, I'd give $15 (that's beside what I give directly via kickstarter, which will probably be $25, when they start paypal).
     
  6. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    This would primarily be collected via PayPal, yes (though all the other donation options that we have available would also work).

    One thing to note is that most likely we would not be able to get everyone who donated a copy of the game unless we could make some special arrangement with Obsidian, though that would likely depend on the amount raised.
     
  7. Topken

    Topken Elven-dragon wizard

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    I am unable to donate to anything online like this so I am unable to contribe anything but moral support and what not for these things. But having SP in the game would be nice.
     
  8. coineineagh

    coineineagh I wish for a horde to overrun my enemies Resourceful Adored Veteran

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    [​IMG] If I weren't living in China, with risky finances at the moment, this is the kind of thing I'd be happy to make a good donation for. As it stands now, something like 10 bucks is all I can manage...:o

    It would be awesome to see some of the frequent posters mentioned in the game, some people like really funny online names, too. Getting a mention in an official game would be a tremendous honour...:cool:

    I hope it works out!
     
  9. Harbourboy

    Harbourboy Take thy form from off my door! Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Will I be able to play it on my iPad? I never use a PC any more these days.
     
  10. joacqin

    joacqin Confused Jerk Veteran

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    Ask them, I do not think it would be impossible.
     
  11. henkie

    henkie Hammertime Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    If this happens, there'd better be a pink dragon as a bartender.
     
  12. coineineagh

    coineineagh I wish for a horde to overrun my enemies Resourceful Adored Veteran

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    Judging by the votes, it looks like SP is already halfway towards a reference:D
    Taluntina?:lol:
     
  13. olimikrig

    olimikrig Cavalier of War Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    I don't mind not getting a copy; I was going to pledge for a digital copy anyways. I would not be averse to the SP staff getting first dips. They deserve something for their hard work and dedication :).

    Otherewise a contest of some sort could be fun.

    Hehe, all hail the mighty Pithril Dragon!
     
  14. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    So far, it's been listed as a PC exclusive, but the more money they collect, the more likely it'll also be ported to tablets.

    Even if we only collected $1000, we'd get 6 digital copies plus a bunch of extra stuff by default, so we could distribute that randomly among those who donated, or to those who donated the most for example.
     
  15. Blades of Vanatar

    Blades of Vanatar Vanatar will rise again Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    I agree!

    As for the SP content, why not a nice gesture by trying to fit in names of our deceased, like Kit and Sir Bel for example.
     
  16. Harbourboy

    Harbourboy Take thy form from off my door! Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    An iPad version would be awesome. I'd be able to play during downtime on the bus. I never get any free time to sit at a PC when I am at home.
     
  17. Silvery

    Silvery I won't pretend to be your friend coz I'm just not ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran

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    I gave money for an SPS account to get rid of ads and now I'm getting them again so I'm not donating any more I'm afraid
     
  18. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Huh? What ads are you getting? The GOG D&D sale one was a public service announcement so that anyone who hasn't got all those games yet could get them on the cheap. And the ad is dismissable with a click of a button. The only reason SPS account holders are seeing that ad is because I figured a lot of them would like to know about such an unprecedented sale. Unfortunately I can never please everyone.
     
  19. coineineagh

    coineineagh I wish for a horde to overrun my enemies Resourceful Adored Veteran

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    I'd agree with this. It's not one of those 'things you may also like' - it's 'things we know should interest you, otherwise we wouldn't even put it here'. I guess technically it's a form of advertisement, but in terms of annoyance level, I could barely recognize it as such. If ads were all like this, I'd have no problem with pop-ups either.
    The slashed prices are significant, as well as getting them all together. It was definitely interesting.
     
  20. Barmy Army

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    Shurrup you mardy sod! :lol:
     
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